Boeing To Host Sixth Annual Discover Engineering Summer Science Camp

The Boeing Company will hold its sixth annual Discover Engineering Summer Science Camp on three consecutive Fridays and Saturdays from July 25 to Aug. 9 at the Boeing Space Systems Division in Downey, Calif.

More than 265 children, ages 9 to 17, will gather from 70 Southern and Central California cities to participate in "hands-on" science, math and engineering workshops taught by Boeing engineers.

The free camp is made possible through dozens of Boeing engineering and technical support personnel who volunteer thousands of hours. It was established in 1992 with the goal of tapping the natural inquisitiveness within young people to get them interested in studying math, science and engineering and in pursuing careers in these fields.

Among the new workshops offered this year is "A Journey to Androl," a collaborative project with Knott's Berry Farm to design and build an amusement park on the moon. Other workshops cover designing and launching rockets, building a planetarium, investigating bubble geometry, surfing the Internet and creating a colony on Mars and more.

On Saturday, Aug. 9 at noon, a grand finale open house will showcase student projects to parents, family and friends as well as visiting dignitaries. A student career day will be held in conjunction with other corporations and educational institutions to provide students and parents with information about future career opportunities.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, Fridays and Saturdays.